Tag: digital downloads

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Norwegian Piracy and Digital Downloads, February 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Paul McCartney talks digital music (a bit)

Paul McCartney has written a song for console game Destiny, which led to a day of promotional interviews – even though McCartney is happy to admit he’s not a gamer. “There are other things I like to do in my...
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The Voice US has sold 20m downloads on iTunes

It’s become standard for US TV music-talent shows to make performances available to buy from Apple’s iTunes store, pioneered by American Idol. Now rival The Voice has announced a milestone: 20m such downloads sold since...
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Average UK number one single selling 109k copies this year

The BPI has announced that Passenger's 'Let Her Go' has become the fourth single to sell more than 1m copies in 2013.
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Michel Telós breaks German digital download record

Artist Michel Telós has struck digital gold in Germany with his Ai Se Eu Te Pego! single. It's sold more than 600k downloads in that country alone, making the singer the first Brazilian artist to top the charts in Germany.
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Sony Music to ditch promo CDs in favour of digital downloads

Sony Music UK has announced plans to stop sending out promo CDs to journalists, radio stations and broadcasters, in favour of its digital e-card system. "Physical stock is expensive, difficult to store and environmentally...
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Apple kicks off 10 Billion Song Countdown for iTunes

The iTunes Store is heading towards the milestone of 10 billion songs sold, and to celebrate, Apple has launched a 10 Billion Song Countdown promotion.
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King Monkey goes bananas for digital pre-sales

Twenty years on from the release of the highly regarded first Stone Roses record, the band's simian former frontman Ian Brown is selling digital downloads of four tracks from his forthcoming album seven weeks ahead of street...
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DJ Shadow relaunches website with own digital platform

DJ Shadow's website has had a revamp, with e-commerce at the heart of its new features.
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Could The Beatles go it alone with digital downloads?

Spring is in the air, so it's time for some more speculation about the Beatles going digital. Actually, the speculating is being done by Dhani Harrison this time - George Harrison's son, who works with Apple Corps, the company...
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Ministry of Sound takes legal action over Trinity Street collapse

MoS holding company MSHK is taking legal action following the collapse of digital music firm Trinity Street, which ran its online store.